Marriott opens first UK dual-branded property

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UK: A dual-branded Residence Inn and Moxy hotel has opened in Slough town centre.

The property opened three months ahead of schedule, and is Marriott's first dual-branded property in the UKm as well as the Residence Inn element becoming Berkshire’s first branded extended-stay hotel

Developed and owned by Slough Borough Council, the property is operated by specialist Cycas Hospitality, which in 2018 opened Marriott’s first dual-branded property in Europe under the Moxy and Residence Inn brands in Amsterdam. The development was built via Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) – a joint venture between the council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.

The 244-room hotel complex forms part of a major development transforming the town’s former library site, which also include 64 new apartments and 4,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Occupying the lower four floors, Moxy Slough has 152 guest rooms, including 28 twin and eight accessible rooms. Residence Inn by Marriott Slough has 92 suites.

Wayne Androliakos, Cycas Hospitality’s chief operating officer, said: “This is a landmark development for the town as well as all the partners involved, and we’re delighted to have been instrumental in bringing two well-known accommodation brands to the area. With our experience of developing double-decker hotels, we understand the benefits a ‘two-in-one’ approach can deliver to travellers and travel bookers. With the former library site now transformed into a vibrant destination, we are confident that the addition of two high-profile hotel brands will help boost Slough’s profile and add renewed life to the town centre.”

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of Slough Borough Council and cabinet member for regeneration and strategy said: ““Despite the lockdowns and restrictions during 2020, construction work continued on the Old Library site on this major town centre project, which is already beginning to feel like an established town centre landmark. The council chose to involve itself with this development knowing it would be a long-term asset to the town in terms of creating employment for our residents, adding much-needed hotel capacity, and delivering a secure revenue stream back to the council from its lease that will help sustain local services in the future. It’s great to see this unique hotel and residential development in the heart of the town and its opening couldn’t be more timely in terms of the new local jobs it has delivered.”



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